ICC World Twenty20, Final: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
7 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Mathews to Charles, OUT, West Indies have lost Charles! Short and he went after it, made a bit of room and tried to slap it back over the bowler's head but totally mistimed, lobbed up towards mid-off and was an easy catch in the end

J Charles c Kulasekara b Mathews 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 0/1   CH Gayle 0* (0b)   AD Mathews 0.5-0-0-1

BAW Mendis to Gayle, OUT, Gayle's trapped in front, this went straight on, Gayle was caught in front again, rocked forward but not much to defend but played a little outside the line to that, struck him in line with middle and leg and Taufel had no doubt this time, was flatter and straighter this time

CH Gayle lbw b BAW Mendis 3 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

West Indies 14/2   MN Samuels 9* (14b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 0.5-0-2-1

BAW Mendis to Bravo, OUT, forward around off stump, big cry for leg before, was it pad first? Yes says the umpire and Bravo has to go. He was caught around the knee roll playing forward around off stump, I had doubt of whether he was in line and especially whether there was bat involved but umpire Taufel thought both favoured the bowler and that it wasn't too high either, another big blow

DJ Bravo lbw b BAW Mendis 19 (29m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies 73/3   MN Samuels 47* (44b 1x4 3x6)   BAW Mendis 3-0-10-2

BAW Mendis to Pollard, OUT, outside off, cut to point and taken on the juggle spilled it above his head to start with but managed to turn and grab it on the rebound. Another big hitter falls to spin, Pollard was reaching out to cut a quite wide back of a length ball, got it in the air above the head of the fielder who reached up with two hands, parried the chance before turning and grabbing with two hands

KA Pollard c Dananjaya b BAW Mendis 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies 87/4   MN Samuels 59* (48b 2x4 4x6)   BAW Mendis 3.2-0-10-3

BAW Mendis to Russell, OUT, swept off the stumps first ball, missed and given out lbw looked pretty straight, a dangerous shot first up and paid the price, I think Taufel has got this decision right. The batsman was late on the stroke and caught on the knee roll

AD Russell lbw b BAW Mendis 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 87/5   MN Samuels 59* (48b 2x4 4x6)   BAW Mendis 3.3-0-10-4

Dananjaya to Samuels, OUT, not any more, pulled down midwicket's throat it was hit hard and flat and straight to the fielder. Went back to try and find the leg side stands but didn't get the elevation and it was straight to the fielder who took it well and did a little Gayle-style dance

MN Samuels c BMAJ Mendis b Dananjaya 78 (70m 56b 3x4 6x6) SR: 139.28

West Indies 108/6   DJG Sammy 2* (2b)   A Dananjaya 2.1-0-13-1





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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